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Hey Princess? It’s The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Allerton Castle! And It’s THIS SUNDAY!

March 1st, 2014 | Julia Braime

Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle Spring 2014

Here at Brides Up North HQ I really do believe that our independent luxury wedding exhibitions are the very best.  Why?  Because, when putting together the very best exhibitors at the very best venues I put myself in your shoesIf I was getting married all over again, who would I want to be involved in supplying services at my wedding?  Consider these events my very own personal recommendation.  You are welcome!

Last Sunday’s event at Hardwick Hall Hotel really did get the season off to an absolutely cracking start, with over 200 lovely brides and their grooms, bridesmaids, friends and family in attendance (that’s almost 1,000 people through the doors… they’ll be needing new carpets soon)!  The venue was bursting with colour, beauty and wedding inspiration, and our catwalks were fun and fabulous too.

How better to follow that one up than glorious state rooms of the absolutely knock em’ dead venue that is Allerton Castle

Each venue in our handpicked portfolio of events is completely different and entirely special, and I can’t wait to welcome you all to Allerton Castle this coming Sunday 2nd March 2014, 12pm till 4pm, FREE entry, and see what the day holds in store.

Yes, completely free!  Again, no worries!  

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

One of my very favourite events in our entire calendar, the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle really is that – pure luxury.  Even if you’ve already booked your wedding venue, come along to meet and seek inspiration from the region’s very finest wedding industry suppliers.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed!

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

Come and see this spectacular venue dressed to the nines: meet the Dine wedding planners and their award winning catering teams, have a good look around, be amazed by our towering floral displays, sample our artisan cake creations, try on a few fascinators for size, be dazzled by sparkling diamond wedding bands, hit the road in a vintage motor, pose in our photo booths, pick out some sharp suits for your wedding party, hear some of the best live music in the County, play dress up with gorgeous gowns and accessories and tick off all those last essential details. 

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

As well as all that inspiration – completely FREE – we are also giving away up to 200 FREE Bride To Be goody bags, filled with glossy magazines, on the day discounts, treats from Brides Up North, exclusive offers and some little pressies from our amazing sponsors.  As demand is high, to pick up your VIP pack all you need to do is pre-register using the form below.  While stocks last only. 

To register for for speedy entry and a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be goody bag fill in your details below, marking “ALLERTON CASTLE in the subject line and quoting “VIP”.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.

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You can also email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. Welcome packs are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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PLEASE NOTE – LEAVE YOUR STILLETTOS AT HOME!  Due to the historic nature of Allerton Castle’s wooden floor, ladies are kindly asked to wear heels no smaller than a postage stamp. Should you not bear to be parted from your Manolos, on the day heel protectors will be available for purchase from the Castle staff @ £4 per pair.

Allerton Castle by Chris Chambers Photography

EXHIBITORS – Please note that this venue is sold out to new exhibitors.  To be a part of the magic and for exhibitor and pricing details for one of our other fantastic events this season, please email me at julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP.  Exhibitors will be strictly limited by category and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since their inception in Spring 2012, all our Brides Up North exhibitions have been sell outs on exhibitor space with a record attendance for every venue. Consequently, we expect demand for these shows to be very high. Get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

 

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Real Wedding Recap Winter 2013: Violets Are Blue. Bird Cage Veils & Purple Strides For A Real Wedding At Allerton Castle – Alice & Gareth

December 25th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the team take a break until to rest and recharge for what’s set to be the biggest and best year yet at Brides Up North HQ, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding pretty.

Usual service will recommence on 2nd January 2014,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings in 2013.  Drop in every day for the very, very prettiest wedding inspiration and if you are a Brides Up North bride, to see if your Real Wedding was one of our top picks.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

On this special morning (Merry Christmas everybody!) we’re in North Yorkshire for the colourful celebrations of ventriloquists (yes really!) Alice and Gareth at one of the most stunning venues I know, Allerton Castle.

This cool couple prove that a choosing a traditional venue doesn’t have to translate to a boring wedding.  These guys got their beautiful setting and their unique detailing.  Kudos.

With images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Laura Calderwood.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Alice says: Gareth asked me to marry him at home in front of our log fire on Christmas Day 2012.   We got married on Thursday 22nd August 2013 at Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

We spent hours scouring the internet and found a few venues that looked great. We viewed a couple and were not overwhelmed. However, as we drove into the grounds of Allerton Castle, we were immediately taken by the grand driveway leading up to the castle which remained out of sight until the last 100 yards or so. When it finally ‘appeared’ it was a moment we will never forget. Breathtaking. And set in beautiful grounds.  Upon entering the castle we were further impressed by the grandness of it all and the staircase was magnificent.

Lyndsey, at Dine, showed us round, talked us through everything, made us feel very at ease and reassured us that she was only ever a phone call away, something which she may have later regretted. We phoned her a lot!

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

My dress was Kenneth Winston Private Label by G.  I loved the detail on the bodice, the ruffles and the train.  Gareth’s suit was made by Leeds tailor, James Michelsberg – a bespoke bright purple suit with lilac lining. Our bridesmaids wore handmade chiffon dresses in lilac.

Helen James Flowers supplied a hand tied bouquet incorporating roses, veronica, lisianthus, phlox and freesias and the stems were bound with satin.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Every part of the day was incredibly special. It’s hard to pick one moment but the ceremony was very emotional (in a good way)!

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Everyone stayed at the Days Inn, Wetherby, the night before and although some drove to the castle, the majority were picked up by a special wedding bus from The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company.  Alice’s mum drove her to the castle on the day as her entrance was down the grand staircase so she had to arrive at the castle first. Gareth drove in a few minutes later with his best man.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Endymion String Trio played beautifully throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. The Hot Shots, a great party band from Essex performed two sets in the evening.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

The whole day was very special but the extra unexpected special touches included our caricaturist, Mike Bryson, who had the ability (and guts) to identify and accentuate everyone’s slight imperfections with great accuracy. The shock and laughter really brought everyone together.

The fireworks by Ferrensby Fireworks were incredible and well worth every penny. Interspersed with a well timed lightning storm (provided free by nature) they just kept coming getting bigger and brighter before culminating in a huge grand finale!

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

We decided to have a victoria sponge cake which stood proudly over 72 cup cakes (36 purple, 36 white) by Cupcakes By Charley. I made the cake toppers.  They actually looked a lot better on the cake than they looked in the kitchen the previous day!

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Gareth wrote a song for me and performed it for her as part of his wedding speech. The song is called ‘My pot of gold’ and is available to watch on Youtube.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

We work on cruise ships as ventriloquists and are in demand at the moment so have not yet had chance to go on a honeymoon but we are planning on going to Las Vegas for a few days and skiing for a long weekend, just as soon as we get a gap in the diary

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

My top tip for other Brides Up North is to enjoy every moment. It goes so quickly. Have fireworks in the evening but don’t tell anyone (apart from the firework providers of course)!

Laura Calderwood provided a pre-wedding shoot on the castle grounds which we would recommend as it gives you a chance to get to know your photographer and get a feel for their style.

We were going to use a magician but going for the caricaturist instead was a great idea because it brought everyone together and gave people something to take away with them.

Also, using a bus was great because it not only ensured that everyone got to the castle at the same time but it also built up a lot of excitement on route.

Allerton Castle Wedding by Laura Calderwood Photography

 

Congratualtions Alice & Gareth!

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Wahoo! It’s FINALLY HERE! THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Allerton Castle

February 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m one very excited this weekend, as after months and months of planning, our Spring 2013 season of Brides Up North luxury wedding exhibitions is FINALLY kicking off!  It’s been like waiting for Christmas (or for him to put a ring on it)!

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I genuinely love putting together and hosting these fabulous – ahem, if I do say so myself – events for my readers: especially meeting you in person and catching up with my industry friends and colleagues.  My exhibitors truly are the best in the business.  So, I’m ready to rock… how about you?

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As well as providing some “kick-ass beautiful” (one visitor’s description – come and see it to believe it!) events at the most stunning regional venues absolutely bursting with wedding inspiration – we gave away over 3,000 free VIP Bride To Be goody bags to lucky pre-registered ladies (that’s A LOT of treats!) last season, jam packed with hundreds of pounds worth of on the day discounts, the best regional bridal glossies, cosmetics, perfume, sweet treats and a few little gifts from Brides Up North too.

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Lucky for you, we are ready to do it all over again. 

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VIP Bride to Be registrations have been coming in thick and fast for the past month or so, and if you would like to join us for an afternoon of luxury and lovely THIS SUNDAY, make sure to use the contact form below or email me julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for speedy entry (be first to all that inspiration!) and your free VIP Goody Bag stuffed with treats, mags and on the day discounts, while stocks last.

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You can see our full schedule of luxury wedding exhibitions by clicking here – with some very exciting new dates and venues added – and we are coming North West this time too ladies (whoop!) – but this weekend it’s all about our first show of the season – this Sunday at the beautiful Allerton Castle, 12pm – 4pm and free entry (yes you read that right)!  Get in touch ladies, and get those VIP Goody Bags and speedy entry whilst stocks last!

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VIP Bride-To-Be registration is open at North Yorkshire’s most beautiful (without a doubt!) wedding venue, Allerton Castle!

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Sunday 17th February 2013

The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Time 12pm – 4pm

Free Entry

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Your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at North Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue: Allerton Castle. A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise. With fabulous giveaways and on the day discounts too, only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Services.

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PLEASE NOTE – LEAVE YOUR STILLETTOS AT HOME! Due to the historic nature of Allerton Castle’s wooden floor, ladies are kindly asked to wear heels no smaller than a postage stamp. Should you not bear to be parted from your Manolos, on the day heel protectors will be available for purchase from the Castle staff @ £4 per pair.

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Allerton Castle” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Allerton Castle Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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My goodness this show looks set to be a good one!  We’ll be welcoming some of the crème de la crème of Yorkshire’s bridal talents including:

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Dine Services, Helen James Flowers , Iain Henderson Designs, Leafy Couture, Love Hair & Beauty Boutique, Pamella Dunn Events, Patisserie Viennoisse, Perfectly Practical Parties, Damian Hall Photography, DJB Photography, Simply Bows & Chair Covers, Smooch, The Event Music Company, The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, Twisted Willow Floristry, Unforgettable Memories , White Petal Design, Andy Hook Photography , Angel Brides , Booth Revolution, Buttercream Cupcakes, Cakes By Mitch, Cat Hepple Photography, Chris Chambers Photography, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eddie Brown Tours, Exclusive Entertainments , Curvy Bridal, Ferrensby Fireworks , Flowers For All Occasions, Function 54, Story Of Your Day and more…

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What a line up!  We’ll see you there!

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Images of Allerton Castle from Kirsty & Antony’s Real Wedding by Chris Chambers Photography

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On The Road Again! Brides Up North On Tour…

February 9th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Yippee! The wedding blog is on tour again this weekend, out and about meeting my lovely readers across the regions and making lots of new friends too.  This weekend I’ll be in Leeds, supporting the UK Wedding Shows at their brand new Yorkshire show at The Royal Armouries.  It’s an intimate event with around 40 exhibitors, three catwalk shows and plenty of inspiration.  I’ll be ready to chat, share insider secrets and help with your planning dilemmas.  Come and say hi at stand 92!

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The UK Wedding Shows, Leeds

Image courtesy of Lee Scullion via Instagram 

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I’m really saving my energies for next weekend though, as we launch our own season of Brides Up North luxury wedding exhibitions with a bang at the fantastically fabulous Allerton Castle (come and see it to believe it) in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, with Dine Services.

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Is this date in your diaries?  And if not, why not?!

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Sunday 17th February 2013

The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Time 12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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Your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at North Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue: Allerton Castle. A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise. With fabulous giveaways and on the day discounts too, only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine.

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PLEASE NOTE – LEAVE YOUR STILLETTOS AT HOME! Due to the historic nature of Allerton Castle’s wooden floor, ladies are kindly asked to wear heels no smaller than a postage stamp. Should you not bear to be parted from your Manolos, on the day heel protectors will be available for purchase from the Castle staff @ £4 per pair.

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Allerton Castle” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Wedding Exclusives.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride To Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Click here for further event information (and a peep inside the rather gorgeous venue).

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Click here to find and register for a Brides Up North event in your area this Spring. 

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Last but not least, my North East Brides at a loose end this weekend, and in search of something lovely, might like to pop into our Featured Supplier Beamish Hall’s Wedding Open Day, tomorrow from 11am.  I’ve already mentioned this event over on our Facebook page (are you “liking” our page for all the latest news, offers, giveaways and gossip?), but if you missed that, here is the information that you need…

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Have a fabulous weekend!

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Real Wedding Recap 2012: New York, North Yorks! A Real Wedding At Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire – Antony & Kristy

December 29th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Over the festive period I’ll be recapping some of my very favourite Real Weddings from the last 12 months on the wedding blog. It’s been a tough choice! In true Brides Up North style, each wedding featured on these pages is unique, beautiful and gorgeously personal. It’s been an exceptionally fabulous year! Enjoy…

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If you are in any doubt about why you should visit one of our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Fairs at Allerton Castle in 2013, then Kristy and Antony’s beautiful Real Wedding by one of our exhibitors, Chris Chambers Photography should make your mind up for you.  Like the venue itself, their big day was simply stunning. 

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Kristy says:  Antony proposed on New Years Day 2011 at the top of the Rockefeller Centre in New York with a jelly sweet ring and we were married on 30th June 2012 at Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire. 

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We were blown away with the grand presence of the building both inside and out. The moment we saw the grand hall and stunning staircase we knew this was our perfect venue. It actually brought tears to our eyes and we were overwhelmed.  It was an important factor to consider the weather may not be perfect and we knew Allerton Castle could accommodate all weathers.

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We based our theme around New York and the colour was based on a Tiffanys box where my engagement ring came from. We made a conscious effort to bring New York into our day without being NYC over the top.

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Antony was surprised by the NYC Yellow Cab from Hi-Life. He and his groomsmen travelled in style whilst the girls and I got ready at Allerton Castle, with hair and make-up by Debonnesse. 

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My dress was bespoke; I had very clear ideas of how I wanted the dress to look. Suzanne Neville designed and created my dream dress.

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The bridesmaids wore Dessy dresses in Spa, with matching shoes. The flower girl and page boy wore ivory to compliment my wedding dress.

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The groomsmen wore light grey suits from Next with spa ties and handkerchiefs.

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Antony choose to have a bespoke suit made in total contrast to the groomsmen’s suits. This was made my Michelsberg Tailors.

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Seeing my father’s reaction when he saw me in my dress for the first time was a memory I will cherish forever. Chris captured this moment perfectly and it brings a tear not only to my eyes but to everyone that sees it.

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Antony in particular loves the moment he turned to see me coming down the stairs.

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I carried a bouquet of Picasso calla lilies with a matching button hole for Antony.  The bridesmaids wore wrist corsages of roses and the other buttonholes were roses too.  We choose the Picasso calla for our candelabras and service flowers and the deep purple complimented the Tiffany blue perfectly.  All our flowers were by Firenza Floral Design

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I chose to wear my grandmother’s wedding ring as my wedding ring. Sadly my grandmother passed away some years ago. The ring was dipped in platinum to match my engagement ring.

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We chose Jelly Rings as favours – to symbolise the Jelly Ring Proposal!  Cande Cakes made our wedding cake. 

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The wedding breakfast room looked beautiful, with chair covers by Ambience Venue Styling.  Our caterers, hosts and wedding coordinators for the day were Dine Services

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My father’s speech was both genius and filled with a rollercoaster of emotions it was absolutely brilliant and made us both extremely proud and overwhelmed.

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The Event Music Company played during our service and reception.

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Our Strictly Come Dancing first dance including personalised voiceover from Alan Dedicoat (The voice of Strictly Come Dancing)!  Then we organised a DJ from Exclusive Entertainments and fireworks as a surprise to our guests.

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We had a mini moon to Sorrento, Italy to relax and reflect our magical day.  Our honeymoon is to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to relax on the day, enjoy every second of it together and take in as much as possible.  Do not get stressed, if things go wrong laugh about it. Remember the reason you are there it’s about two people who love each other and want to get married sharing their day with friends and family. Nobody is bothered if things go wrong after all we are all human!

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Nothing can spoil your day not even the bad British weather. The crazy weather we experienced was actually a plus and delivered the most amazing photos we could never have dreamt of by our brilliant photographer Chris Chambers Photography.

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Congratulations Kristy & Antony!

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Chris Chambers Photography is exhibiting at the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle, but this is not a sponsored post

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It’s Here! THIS SUNDAY! The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive Luxury Wedding Fair At Allerton Castle!

September 15th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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It’s here!  Are you on our list?

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This is going to be an epic day of wedding inspiration, with Yorkshire’s finest wedding suppliers all congregating at one amazing venue. Trust me, you need to see this place for yourselves!

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VIP Bride-To-Be registration for our latest luxury Yorkshire wedding fair is open at North Yorkshire’s most beautiful (without a doubt!) wedding venue, Allerton Castle, and emails have been flooding in!  Make sure to reserve your VIP Goody Bag while stocks last. 

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Sunday 16th September 2012

The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Time 12pm – 4pm

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Your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at North Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue: Allerton Castle. A choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will be on hand to inspire and advise. With fabulous giveaways and on the day discounts too, only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine.

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PLEASE NOTE – LEAVE YOUR STILLETTOS AT HOME! Due to the historic nature of Allerton Castle’s wooden floor, ladies are kindly asked to wear heels no smaller than a postage stamp. Should you not bear to be parted from your Manolos, on the day heel protectors will be available for purchase from the Castle staff @ £4 per pair.

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Allerton Castle” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Wedding Exclusives.

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See you Sunday!

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Exhibitor enquiries: contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk

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If you can’t make it on the 16th (sob!), perhaps one of our two remaining Yorkshire events this season will take your fancy…

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The Mansion Wedding Fair

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Click here to pre-register for your VIP Goody Bag and speedy entry at the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion, Roundhay on Sunday 7th October 2012.

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Rise Hall Wedding Fair.

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Click here to pre-register for your VIP Goody Bag and speedy entry at the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall, East Yorkshire on Sunday 7th October 2012.

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  – Images © 2012 Brides Up North/ Chris Chambers Photography 

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It’s Here!!! THIS SUNDAY: The LARGEST FREE ENTRY BRIDAL SHOW IN THE NORTH EAST Has Arrived!!!

September 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I can’t believe it’s finally here!  Months of plans and preparations have paid off as I look forward to our headline event this season – the MASSIVE Brides Up North Super Showcase Grand Wedding Exhibition at Ramside Hall Hotel on Sunday 9th September 2012: that’s this weekend!  Eeep!

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We are throwing open the whole venue (two massive ballrooms, a grand marquee and some outdoor exhibits – perfect on a sunny weekend like this one) to welcome OVER 100 of the region’s finest wedding suppliers and all you lovely brides-to-be and your families.

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I’ve worked day and night (with some assistance from my small yet perfectly formed team of helpers!) to bring this event together and make it bigger and better even than our last show this Spring -  which was a fabulous day packed to the rafters with wedding inspiration and over 1,000 visitors!  What can I say?  I love a challenge!

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An exhibitor space sell out, the event is now recognised as the largest free bridal event in the North East, and if that’s not worth popping along to, I don’t know what is!

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I’m thrilled to say that it looks like all the hard work has been worth it as all the elements have come together to make one amazing day.  The web is abuzz with excitement, and the VIP pre-registrations are flooding in.  I just can’t wait to see you all now! 

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To get your FREE VIP Bride-to-Be goody bag packed with fabulous treats and exclusive on the day discounts worth ££hundreds of pounds (seriously these are too good to miss!) and speedy entry make sure to pre-register pronto, while stocks last.  One lucky lady will also take home a pamper hamper courtesy of our amazing friends at Clarins!

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To register for a free VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “Ramside Hall” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Super Showcase on Sunday 9th September 2012.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form.  VIP Bride- To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy. .

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If you can’t make it this weekend, but want to visit another of our absolutely beautiful wedding fairs this season, ALL remaining dates confirmed and now open for VIP Bride-To-Be Registration this Autumn are as follows. Remember – these are the only shows this year actually being coordinated by Brides Up North! Accept no imitations, and get them in your diaries!

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Allerton Castle I'm Attending Web BadgeThe Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle

Luxury Wedding Fair

Allerton Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Sunday 16th September 2012

12pm – 4pm

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The Mansion I'm Attending Web BadgeThe Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at The Mansion

Luxury Wedding Fair

Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sunday 7th October 2012

12pm – 4pm

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Rise Hall I'm Attending Web BadgeThe Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall

Luxury Wedding Fair

Rise, East Yorkshire

Sunday 21st October 2012

12pm – 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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Queen Of The Castle! A Real Wedding In Yorkshire – Grace & Tony

July 12th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Today’s breathtakingly beautiful Real Wedding, sent to me by real bride Grace and Steve Ramsden Photography, caught my interest as soon as it landed in my inbox.  That’s because Allerton Castle is one of the fabulous venues that I work with in Yorkshire to host the Brides Up North Wedding Exclusives events for all you lovely brides to be.

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I think once you see today’s wedding, you’ll be wanting to put the date of our next show in your diaries to come along too!

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The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive at Allerton Castle

Allerton Park, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Sunday 16th September 2012

12pm – 4pm

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Click here to register for your free VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag and speedy entry. 

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This is your exclusive invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at North Yorkshire’s most desirable wedding venue! As well as the Dine team hosting venue tours, over 30 of the regions finest bridal suppliers will be in attendance to inspire and advise – everything from flowers, to bridal fashion to photobooths – only the best will do!

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I’ll see you there, and in the meantime, enjoy today’s stunning celebration. 

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Grace says:  We got engaged in January 2011 at the Crab and Lobster, Asenby just before I went to Spain to ride in the Spanish Sunshine Tour for eight weeks.

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We were married on 12th May 2012 at St Marys Church at Myton on Swale, the first wedding at the church for nine years, with our reception at Allerton Castle near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.  Allerton Castle was the first venue we looked at and no where else compared, it was just amazing, a fairytale castle.

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We didn’t have a particular theme and just wanted something simple but traditional.  The colours that we chose were ivory with touches of red. 

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I chose an ivory tulle dress from Andrea Bambridge of York with a long train of tulle, and flowers scattered across the bodice and skirt. I wore a veil and tiara previously worn by my sister Charlotte who was married six years ago and gorgeous Swarovski shoes by Gina.

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My four adult bridesmaids wore red Anoushka G dresses from House of Frazer, and our four flowergirls wore ivory dresses with a red bow on the back.  Our pageboy who was two wore an ivory suit with a waistcoat but he decided he wanted to be like the girls so he wore one of the flowergirls’ cardigans during the ceremony!

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The other guys wore traditional outfits by York Suit Hire

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The church service was the most emotional and nervous part of the day and meant the most because our marriage is really what the day was about.  

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Vocalis Choir of Harrogate sang in the church.  Amongst other songs they performed ‘I Will Follow Him’ originally sung by the choir and Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act.

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I carried a traditional shower bouquet of David Austin Patience Roses and Calla Lilies, and Dendrobium OrchidS.  My adult bridesmaids’ carried natural hand-tied bouquets of red roses and the flowergirls carried hearts decorated with Dendrobium Orchids, all provided by Elise Flowers. Two of the hearts are now hanging at either side of the fireplace as a momentum of the day. There were arrangements of flowers inside the church and there was an arch of flowers over the church door. At Allerton Castle table decorations were also provided by Elise Flowers and the staircase was decorated with ivy, fairylights and storm lanterns, and a wishing tree was placed in the conservatory.  This has now been planted as a reminder of our day.

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A chimney sweep – Pete the Sweep – attended to wish us luck!  This is a tradition derived 200 years ago when King George II was riding his horse in a royal procession when without warning a stray dog began nipping the legs of the King’s horse causing it to rear up and the King lost control. As the crowd looked on in horror, a chimney sweep came from the crowd, regained control of the horse and returned to the crowd. After the procession the King was unable to thank the sweep personally for his bravery so he decreed that from that day onwards all chimney sweeps should be considered lucky.

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We travelled to Allerton Castle in an amazing 1950 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, provided by Superior Motor Cars. 

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Dine at Allerton Castle looked after us so well all day – coordinating the whole wedding and providing all the catering.

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Our cake was provided by a family friend and was seven tiers which were all different, fruit cake, carrot cake, chocolate cake, with the top layers being sponge cake. 

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During the drinks reception Pure Silk Jazz played to entertain 90 guests followed by Sounds Familiar, a local band from Tollerton, who played during the meal and then Pure Silk Cutz played in the evening.

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Our first dance was a waltz, with a few twists and turns, to Take That’s Rule the World.  We rehearsed our first dance with The Butterfly School of Dance in Thirsk. 

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After the wedding, we honeymooned in Goa in India for fifteen nights and stayed in the Taj Exotica Hotel, with miles of beach to ourselves before returning to rainy Yorkshire.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to stand back and look, see what is going on around you and take it all in, it goes so fast.

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HEARTCongratulations Grace & Tony! HEART

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Are you newly wed?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories with Brides Up North.

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  – Images © 2012 Steve Ramsden Photography

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